Electronic Media Used to Spread Kindness
I read an article last week about students at Woodland Middle School in Cincinnati participating in random acts of kindness week via social media. The middle school kids would share positive messages using Facebook and a Twitter account set up for the school during the afternoons and evening hours. The activity was created by the Step program (Students Together Empowering Peers) and the school's student council.
What a refreshing way to see social media being used to spread encouragement in a time where its often used as a tool to intimidate and bully kids.
"It's really important because maybe someone's getting bullied on Facebook from chatting and they go see someone put something nice on their wall. There are a lot of kid that go through their whole day and don't hear from someone else that they're important and that they're valued" - Woodland Middle School student
You can read the story or see the CBS news video clip here.